Thursday, 6 January 2011

Tick, tock, new clock.........and busking......

Visited lots of charity (thrift) shops today, but came away virtually empty-handed - very unusual for me!! Got some pretty old cloths -




and lots of toys, but not much else.  BUT, got a lovely, ceramic clock (in a shop in a sale) that I think looks good in our new kitchen / dining /sitting room extension -


- seems to blend in well -



 I also got an embroidered picture that I think will please a friend of mine whose birthday's coming up - she loves India - and this is like a henna-ed hand (it looks shiny, as it's shrink-wrapped - it's a slub-silk type material) -


AND - it was in the sale at Dunelm and was only £1.99!!!!!!

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Went to Habitat in Cheltenham recently - they had this wonderful cascading display inside! -


And this chap was busking - brr - cold knees! -


Do you have buskers in your city, town, village...?    Do you give them anything?

Saw this chap a while ago - at one point, his mobile phone went off, he stopped playing the guitar and answered it, while the mechanical character played on!! -



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When I went past the duckpond earlier, collecting a grandson from school, there were a lot of ducks gathered in one small area (it's a very big pond).  As I got nearer, they flew off and I realised they'd all been sitting on this! -



21 comments:

  1. Lovely cloths rather good for a bad day.
    Roll on the boot fairs.
    I love the duckless picture shame you didn't get them on the sign :)
    Cate x

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  2. The clock blends in perfectly!

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  3. How can you say you were almost empty handed...lovely cloths..

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  4. Sounds like you had a great day! I love your green clock sometimes I really have to be in the mood to thrift where shopping for new is always a good time! We have the guys that hold signs up on street corners begging for food then you usually see them buying alcohol....sad!

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  5. I bet he had more than cold knees. You should have had a look, I bet he was quite shrivelled! xxx

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  6. What a lovely day...lovely treasures you found my friend. xoxoxo Silly ducks!

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  7. the clock looks perfect- isn't it lovely to find the right thing at the right time when you WANT it, and not 2 years later when you've changed the colourscheme!
    xx

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  8. Hello Abby,
    next time take me with you in charity?
    I have a craving!
    A hug
    SUSY

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  9. I ought to go shopping - but it feels like a chore at the moment. I am planning to take myself off to Barnsley Market on Saturday though - might have to call in at Dunelm on the way home. xxxxx

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  10. Love youe new clock, especially the colour. Those cloths are pretty too. You have just reminded me of some I have hidden away, I will have to get them out.
    Thanks for your lovely comment. We are very excited about the new arrival and should find out what flavour in a weeks time. I'll be able to get out the knitting needles then!

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  11. Your new clock fits in perfectly. I have several cloths like those that came from my Aunt's house - she loved to embroider - they are packed away in a blanket box - I get them out sometimes to have a look at them. We have a busker or two up in the city centre; one is very well known locally he plays the saxaphone and has a puppet of himself who dances as he plays.

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  12. loving the clock....brilliant colour too....hope you have a lovely new year, your husband's books look very interesting, am keen to see what the new one will be like as women in the second world war is a favourite topic!!

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  13. I always give to buskers - just can't walk past one without feeling obliged to donate!! I really love the duck story - it is hilarious and sweet at the same time!! love Annie xx

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  14. That clock is perfect...good job you went out shopping. Love the duck tale too,
    Julie x

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  15. Can you imagine how long it must have taken to put together that display in Habitat?
    We don't have any buskers, can't remember when I last saw one, probably about five years ago in Cambridge.
    And the clock is lovely.

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  16. hello

    i have seen your comments on some of my friends blogs and thought i would come and have a look at yours.
    i definitely like what i see! it's a lovely place. i will certainly continue to drop by x

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  17. When I go on the lookout for things..I never find them,it's always when I least expect it that I find a gem!
    You did well with your finds.We get the odd busker in our town,but I think it's been too cold for them recently!

    Have a lovely weekend.

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  18. I always stop and listen to buskers. I just love it, hearing music in the street. I'll stand there for a good half hour if they're good, and then, yes, I will give them some money, seeing as they've provided me with a free concert!

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  19. Funny tale of the busker with his mechanical friend! Creepy friend I think!!! If only ducks could read!!! x

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  20. I was going to visit my favourite charity shops yesterday but it was so so cold I came home.

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